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March 24, 2015 -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Eric Hines (DOB 05/02/81) of 34 Kensico Avenue, White Plains, New York pled guilty today to:

•    one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, class “B” Felony.

On Feb. 4, 2014 at approximately 12:52 a.m. in the vicinity of School and Harmon Streets, the defendant, hit the victim on the head with a glass vodka bottle causing the victim to fall to the ground, and then repeatedly punched and kicked the victim in the head.  

Two witnesses called 911, police responded quickly and the defendant was seen walking away from the location of the incident.

The victim was transported to Westchester Medical Center and admitted for traumatic brain injury.  He remained in a medically induced coma throughout his nearly six-week stay, during which time he underwent several procedures, remained on a ventilator.

He was transported to a long term care facility in the Bronx and on March 19, 2014, he was noted to be in respiratory distress and was transported to Montefiore Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The cause of death was certified as complications of blunt impacts of the head.

Sentencing will be on April 28, 2015.

He faces a maximum sentence of twenty-five years in state prison.

Assistant District Attorney Shameika Mathurin of the Career Criminal Bureau prosecuted the case.


Eric Hines

Eric Hines


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